Flight Training Lesson 31
1.5 Hours Dual Cross-Country, 1.5 Hours Night; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours
by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised August 2006
Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.
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The student will become familiar with night cross-country operations
and procedures. The lesson will emphasize pilotage in the night
environment and the use of established helicopter routes in Class B
This lesson should satisfy the night cross-country requirements of FAR
61.109: "One cross-country flight of over 50 nautical miles total
- Preflight cross-country planning
- Class B, C, D, E, and G airspace operations (emphasis on Class B)
- Navigation via pilotage, dead reckoning, and GPS
- Navigation systems and radar services
- Diverson and lost procedures at night
- Emergency landing at night
- -30-0 minutes: Student plans cross-country trip
- 0-30: Drive to helicopter hangar, preflight inspection, and instructor review of cross-country planning
- 30-40: Startup
- 40-115: Student navigates to Marshfield Municipal Airport (3B2) and back to Hanscom (KBED), via Boston Class B airspace helicopter routes
- 115-120: Shutdown
- 120-140: Put helicopter away
- 140-155: Discussion
- New York Sectional
- Boston VFR Terminal Area Chart
- Boston Helicopter Route Chart
- Robinson R22/R44 Helicopter
- R22/R44 P.O.H.
The student will plan and execute the cross-counrty night flight with minimal instructor assistance. The student will maintain altitude +/- 200 feet and established heading +/- 15 degrees. The student will correct for differences between preflight fuel, groundspeed, and heading calculations as necessary in flight. The student will arrive at the en route checkpoints within 5 minutes of the revised ETA and will provide an updated destination ETA.
Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:
Flight Training Record, Lesson 31
Any deviations from the completion standards should be noted in previous section.
After completing a maneuver listed under Introduction, place a check mark next to that maneuver.
Assign grades of Above Standard, Meets Standard, or Below Standard to maneuvers listed under Review.
- Student Name:
- Instructor Name/CFI#/expiration:
- Date of Lesson:
- Aircraft Type/Registration:
- Route of Flight:
- Number of Landings:
- Hours Dual/Solo:
- Hours Cross-Country:
- Hours Night:
- Hours Simulated Instrument: